May 7
May 7, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Avoid ‘expectation hangovers’

Theme: Avoid the ‘hangover letdown’ from failed expectations  Tip: Practice controlling the “controllables” (below) and developing a curious non-attachment to future events/plans Things you can control: Attitude Optimism Mindest Quality of thoughts   “Being optimistic finds you the key for any lock in life.” — Sudisha Mukherjee Avoid the ‘hangover...

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May 6
May 6, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Developing competence

Theme: The 7th ‘C’: Competence Tip: Study and implement the competency model below and apply it to your life today Model for developing competence: Prioritize what is important to learn Seek out competent mentors/teachers to help accelerate your learning Chunk down your plan into actionable steps (crawl, walk, run …...

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May 5
May 5, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Community

Theme: The 6th ‘C’: Community Tip: Think about who you currently have in your community and whether they actively facilitate or deter you on your journey towards self-mastery. Also consider how you may play various roles in other peoples’ communities. It is just as important to give as it is...

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May 4
May 4, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Courage

Theme: The fifth ‘C’: Courage Tip: Reflect upon which challenges in your life you may be shying away from and develop a plan of action to make forward progress to overcome this obstacle. You got this. “Don’t fear the challenge. Instead face it with courage and look for the opportunity...

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May 3
May 3, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Challenge

Theme: The fourth ‘C’: Challenge Tip: Embrace the challenges in your life as opportunities for learning and vertical growth. “Being challenged in life is inevitable; being defeated is optional.” — Roger Crawford The fourth ‘C’ in the 12-part series is challenge. Consider viewing obstacles as purposeful challenges to propel you...

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May 2
May 2, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Commitment

Theme: The third ‘C’: Commitment Tip: Commit to self mastery in service for others … and consider how you can make deeper commitments to yourself in the following ‘core’ domains: Balance – commit to being more disciplined around performance (eating, sleeping, exercise, etc) Witness – commit to defining a better...

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May 1
May 1, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: curiosity

Theme: The second ‘C’: Curiosity Tip: Get curious about … Who you are Why you’re here on this planet How you’re going to serve & connect deeper with others Journal your thoughts to the three topics mentioned above. “Curiosity is the engine of achievement.” — Ken Robinson The second ‘C’...

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Apr 30
April 30, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: the first ‘C’ – Core

Theme: The first C: ‘Core’ Tip: Reflect upon and journal how you can improve your ‘core’ in the four domains below: Balance (related to the performance domain, how you center your physical energy) Witness (practice connecting with your witnessing self) Being (connecting authentically & presently with others) Focus (on your...

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Apr 29
April 29, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Vertical Development

Theme: Introduction to vertical development (12-part series) Tip: Understanding the 4 C’s and how they apply to the 4 overarching domains in your life Reflect upon and journal about the 4 C’s and 4 domains and how they show up in your life today. Use this initial journaling time as...

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Apr 28
April 28, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Individuality vs. teamwork

Theme: Individuality vs. teamwork Tip: Over the course of the next two weeks, I challenge you to find three opportunities to do the following: (1) Ask for help, (2) offer help, (3) receive help.  “Ask for help. Receiving is an act of generosity.” – Cheryl Richardson We can achieve more...

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